This past week I have been thinking a lot about power. I’ve written about the idea – no, the fact – that life is unpredictable, and how we are sometimes faced with the unexpected. I have also written about how, despite that, it seems important to stay optimistic – to not be afraid to make plans for the future. It occurred to me that … Read More Day 283/365 Personal Power
“Did you ever know you were so strong?” he asked, tenderly (or was it…admiringly?). I could imagine him, grinning and shaking his head in mock disbelief. After an emotionally draining weekend, I felt anything but strong. His words brought me to tears. I know crying makes him uncomfortable, so I fought against them. I tried to calm the tremor in my voice that would give … Read More Day 234/365 Did You Ever Know?
One of the qualities I appreciate most about myself is vulnerability. It is also the quality that causes me the most emotional disharmony within myself. It is both my superpower and my kryptonite. I would define vulnerability as a willingness to authentically share one’s thoughts and feelings. When I risk being seen as I really am; when I am honest about how I really … Read More Day 221/365 My Dear, You Had the Power All Along
I’ve been wanting to write about Melissa for a while, but knowing she is a very private person, I have been reluctant to shine a spotlight on her. Well, let me clarify – she is the kind of person who will not hesitate to tell you in detail her most embarrassing experiences if they might bring a laugh, but she will rarely bring attention to … Read More Day 178/365 Melissa